Ask Professor Wenning
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Neurologist ~ Neurobiologist ~ medical educator ~ author ~ speaker
Internationally known expert on Multiple System Atrophy
Submit your medical questions via email by writing to:
gregor.wenning (at) i-med.ac.at
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As a Consultant Neurologist, Professor Wenning has been involved in the care of patients with movement disorders for over 20 years. Sadly, while he was a teenager, he learned firsthand of the devastating effects of a neurodegenerative disease when his father, Karl-Heinz Wenning, died of motor neuron disease(ALS). His interest in medicine and neurobiology sprang from this pivotal event which has become a mission to work towards curing these diseases. Working with Prof. Niall Quinn at Queen’s Square London in the mid 1990′s he became fascinated with Quinn’s work researching Multiple System Atrophy and this has been his main focus ever since.
In 2006 he was named Full Professor and Head of the Division of Neurobiology Research Programme at Innsbruck Medical University in Austria, the only such program in the world focused entirely on translational research to aid Multiple System Atrophy.
Over the last decade Professor Wenning’s lab has been on the cutting edge of MSA research, generating hundreds of published articles on MSA.
He currently serves on the Research Advisory Panel of the Multiple System Atrophy Trust(UK) and on the Scientific Advisory Board of the Multiple System Atrophy Coalition(USA).
In 2013 Prof Wenning along with Dr. Alessandra Fanciulli co-edited the first ever medical text book on Multiple System Atrophy.
Professor Wenning has a passion for unravelling the mysteries of MSA and a strong desire to collaborate with other researchers. In 1999, along with Professor Werne Poewe, he coordinated the first collaborative research study group for Multiple System Atrophy in the world. The European MSA Study Group has since become the leading academic network for MSA research in Europe and maintains close collaborative contacts with the North American MSA Study Group, the Japanese MSA Study Group, the Chinese MSA Study Group and the PanAmerican MSA Study Group.
Professor Wenning coordinates the only dedicated MSA lab in the world which primarily focuses on this disorder. With your financial support it is possible that this important work can continue.
Professor Wenning leitet das weltweit einzige MSA Forschungslabor, welches sich ausschließlich dieser Erkrankung widmet. Mit Ihrer Unterstützung stellen Sie sicher, daß diese wichtige Arbeit weitergehen kann. Bitte verwenden Sie folgende Kontakt-Adresse, um weitere Details zu Spendenmöglichkeiten zu erhalten: gregor.wenning (at) i-med.ac.at
More about the European MSA Study Group: The European Multisystem Atrophy Study Group (EMSA-SG) was founded in January 1999. It represents a consortium of scientific investigators from academic and research centres in Europe and Israel who are committed to clinical trial activity and other research studies aimed at improving the treatment of MSA. To this end, EMSA-SG aims to advance knowledge about the aetiology and pathogenesis of MSA. Furthermore, EMSA-SG will work with government and industry sponsors to develop and implement novel therapeutic interventions in MSA. EMSA-SG is committed to the principles of open and full scientific communication. EMSA-SG is also interested in educating professionals and the public by providing scientific and medical information about MSA. EMSA-SG intends to pursue these objectives globally in close cooperation with the North American MSA Study Group (NAMSA-SG, Coordinating Office: Rochester, Minnesota, USA), the Japanese MSA Study Group (JAMSA-SG, Coordinating Office: Tokyo) and the Chinese MSA Study Group (CNMSA-SG, Coordinating Office: Beijing).
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